Custodian - 2 positions
Deadline for Applications is 03/14/2021

Code: 16348 Posted: 02/25/2021

UW-Parkside has two Custodian Positions open. One in the Facilities department and 1 in the Department of Housing & Residence Life. Custodians are very important in the success of our campus as their responsibility is to keeping the appointed areas clean, safe and ensure proper sanitation. Duties are to be performed in a professional and safe manner, with an emphasis on customer service. This position may occasionally be asked to work hours in excess of the normal shift assigned. All activities are performed in accordance with custodial unit standard operating procedures, safety practices and campus policies.

UW Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career and is part of the UW Systems. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer good benefits and an opportunity to get involved in community projects and employee engagement activities. We are certainly proud of its diverse student body in the UW System. We work together to help our students, staff and faculty thrive. Find out why Parkside is where you belong.


Essential Job Functions

The main duties and responsibilities for these roles are the maintenance of campus buildings and furnishings to provide an environment conducive to the education operations. Required to ensure cleanliness, orderliness and safety when preparing assigned areas for appointed/scheduled uses. Utilizes basic equipment and supplies to clean assigned facility areas and remove waste and recyclables. Monitor and secure facility interior and exterior entrances by performing tasks of locking doors after hours and reports issues to appropriate entities.  Maintains organization of supply areas and equipment, documents inventory, and requests additional supplies as needed. Documents and reports repairs, violations, and pest control needs. Maintains clean and clear walkways to ensure they are free of debris, litter, snow, and ice.

Facilities Custodian – Position is responsible for providing custodial services (general cleaning and maintenance) in offices, classrooms, restrooms, and all similar areas on the University campus. 

Housing & Residence Life – Position is responsible for keeping the student rooms, bathrooms, and public areas of the residence halls and apartments clean and safe. Shovel snow/ice as needed. Prepare rooms/buildings for academic year, University guests, and summer conference guests. Weekday, weekend, and some holiday work required. 

  • Ability to read and understand written directions independently
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license upon appointment
  • Basic computer skills (i.e., email and punch clock)
  • High school graduation or successful completion of GED
  • Experience interacting/working with a diverse, multicultural population
Salary and Benefits

Starting hourly rate of $15.00 plus applicable night and weekend shift differentials depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday March 14th, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 03/14/2021

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